The Power of YA, YO, and YE in Scrabble

Last updated 15 May 2023 by Stephen Lunt
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The word YA played in Scrabble
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YA

YA is valid to play in Scrabble for 5 points

About the word YA

“Ya” is an informal abbreviation for “you” and is often used in casual conversation or online messaging. Ya can also be used as a slang term for “yes”. The definitions and meanings of ya do tend to vary throughout the world and in different contexts. Therefore, we’d recommend checking a local dictionary in a relevant language for more definitions of this versatile 2-letter word.

”Yak” is the best 3-letter extension of “ya” for 10 points and “Yay”, “Yaw”, and “Yah” are the second best coming in at 9 points.

Definitions of YA

  • (pronoun) (object pronoun) The people spoken, or written to, as an object.
  • (pronoun) (reflexive pronoun) (To) yourselves, (to) yourself.
  • (interjection) Yeah; yes.
  • (adverb) Yea; yes

Words Containing YA

  • rya 6
  • yae 6
  • yar 6
  • yas 6
  • yad 7
  • yag 7
  • pya 8
  • yam 8
  • yap 8
  • yah 9
  • yaw 9
  • yay 9
  • yak 10
  • eyas 7
  • nyas 7
  • raya 7
  • ryal 7
  • ryas 7
  • soya 7
  • yaar 7
  • yale 7
  • yare 7
  • yarn 7
  • yarr 7
  • yate 7
  • More YA words

YO

YO is valid to play in Scrabble for 5 points

About the word YO

Yo is an informal expression used as a greeting or to get someone’s attention. It is often used as a shortened form of “hey, you” or “hello”. Yo is also sometimes used as an interjection to express excitement or enthusiasm. For example, in a sentence, “Yo Harry, would you like to play a game of Scrabble tonight?”

The word YO played on a Scrabble board

Definitions of YO

  • (interjection) A greeting similar to hi.
  • (interjection) An interjection similar to hey.
  • (pronoun) (Baltimore) third-person singular, familiar
  • (noun) Abbreviation of year/years old.

Words Containing YO

  • yon 6
  • you 6
  • yod 7
  • yob 8
  • yom 8
  • yow 9
  • yok 10
  • eyot 7
  • ryot 7
  • toyo 7
  • yoni 7
  • yont 7
  • yore 7
  • your 7
  • yous 7
  • yode 8
  • yods 8
  • yoga 8
  • yogi 8
  • yold 8
  • yond 8
  • boyo 9
  • mayo 9
  • pyot 9
  • yobs 9
  • More YO words

YE

YE is valid to play in Scrabble for 5 points

About the word YE

The word Ye is an archaic or poetic form of the second-person pronoun “you.” It is often used in old literature or in formal contexts to address a group of people. Furthermore, an alternative meaning of ye is the shorthand for the word “yes.”

Ye fetches 5 points, made up of the letters Y: 4 and E: 1 following Scrabble scoring conventions. For players looking to pick up some extra points, “Yez” and “Yex” are great extensions of “ye” bringing in 15 and 13 points respectively.

The word YE played on a Scrabble board

Definitions of YE

  • (verb) Address a single person by the use of the pronoun ye instead of thou.
  • (pronoun) (obsolete outside Northern England) You (the people being addressed).
  • (pronoun) You, refers to one person addressed.
  • (interjection) Yes.

Words Containing YE

  • aye 6
  • eye 6
  • lye 6
  • nye 6
  • oye 6
  • rye 6
  • sye 6
  • tye 6
  • yea 6
  • yen 6
  • yer 6
  • yes 6
  • yet 6
  • dye 7
  • bye 8
  • pye 8
  • yep 8
  • hye 9
  • wye 9
  • yeh 9
  • yew 9
  • kye 10
  • yex 13
  • yez 15
  • ayes 7
  • More YE words

Word definition sourced from Wiktionary under CC BY-SA 4.0. We verify the validity of the words discussed in this article against our own data and official Scrabble dictionaries such as the NASPA Word List and SOWPODS (Collins Scrabble Words).

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